UCLA Transportation Introduces the New Bruin Grad Pass

Posted: 11/24/2020
Category: General News

Graduate students at UCLA now have access to unlimited fare-free rides on the bus and rail lines serving the UCLA campus with a new transit pass. This past April, members of the graduate student body participated in the spring Graduate Student Association election. On the ballot was a transit pass referendum, which passed with the vast majority of voting students in favor of the new fee.

The Bruin Grad Pass gives graduate students unlimited access to Los Angeles Metro bus and rail lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus for a small quarterly fee. Students coming from farther distances may choose from one of the many long-distance commuter lines serving campus, including Long Beach Transit, LADOT Commuter Express, Santa Clarita Transit,  and Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

Graduate students register online, then to claim the pass, visit UCLA’s Central Ticket Office to pick up their new TAP card. In the first week, over 1,000 graduate students registered for the pass.

The newly instated fee is a significant discount off standard transit agency rates. It is further offset by UCLA Transportation subsidies, saving Bruins hundreds of dollars a year in transportation costs and transit pass fees. While the majority of students are currently learning remotely, the new Bruin Grad Pass transit program allows graduate students to affordably travel around Los Angeles without a car.

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